36-year-old Ganga activist on fast, rushed to AIIMS
Sant Gopaldas, who has been fasting in protest to save river Ganga has been rushed to AIIMS, Rishikesh after fasting for the cause for 110 days. The 36-year-old activist had stopped drinking water three days ago. He was brought to AIIMS at 3:45 am and admitted to its emergency ward, said acting medical superintendent of the institute, Brijendra Singh. Here's more.
How is Gopaldas's condition now?
As he has been fasting for a long time, Gopaldas is pretty unwell and is suffering from dehydration, said Meenakshi Dhar, head of the team of doctors attending to him at AIIMS. His sugar level has come down to 65. Though he has refused to eat anything or undergo medical treatment, he is being given intravenous fluids forcibly to save his life.
Another Ganga activist had died on October 11
Unfortunately, this is not first such incident. On October 11, former IIT Professor, GD Agrawal, who was fasting for the conservation of river Ganga for more than four months in Haridwar had passed away. Agrawal demanded the government to stop construction of all hydropower projects on the tributaries of Ganga and the enactment of the Ganga Protection Management Act.